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Equal Opportunities - employment legislation

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Equal Opportunities Disability Discrimination Act 1995 This act is about discrimination towards disabled people. This disability could be physical, sensory or mental. This act also gives disabled people rights in the areas of: * Employment * Access to goods, facilities and services * Buying or renting land or property. The act defines a disabled person as someone with 'a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term (last more than 12 months) adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.' There are also employment provisions, which apply to employers with 15 or more employees. The provision includes those that require employers to consider making changes to the physical features of premises that they live in, have been in force since December 1996. There is two ways in which an employer can single out disabled employees or candidate apply for a job:- * By treating them less favourably than other employees, because of that person's disability. ...read more.

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The contract of employment includes all sort of information about the business, such as:- * Name of all employees * Date on which employee started work * Wages * Hours of work and etc. This also contains information like, Method of payment, Maternity entitlements and others. Employer rights are just about the employer, it is not about employees or any sort of discrimination. Sex Discrimination Act 1975 This act is about stopping people offending the opposite sex to themselves. The sex discrimination act also states that it is unlawful to treat someone else less favourably on the foundation of his or her sex: 'a personal discrimination against a woman or, on the argument on her sex, he treats her less auspiciously that he treats a man'. There are several types of sex discrimination on the ground of marriage, disability and for many other reasons. ...read more.

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This applies to: * Jobs * Training * Housing * Education It is also unlawful for the public to discriminate while carrying out any of their jobs. Racist incidents from criminal harassment and abuse to physical violence are offences under the criminal law. People who commit these offences will be severely dealt with in many different ways, this could result in one being fines, taken to court or put in jail. In all these ways one will then have a criminal record. This includes both males and females, as all are thought to be equal no matter what their race, religion, size faith or anything else. ?? ?? ?? ?? This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ ...read more.

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